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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Morningside is a private, Christian college located in Sioux City, Iowa. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,252 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Morningside acceptance rate is 55%. Popular majors include Business, Biology, and Nursing. Graduating 56% of students, Morningside alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,400.
About Morningside College...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Great Plains Athletic Conference
Address
1501 Morningside Ave
Sioux City, IA 51106
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Morningside College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
55%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
880-1120
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$22,147/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,968/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
85%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,252Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
70
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
50%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    91%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Stressed
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
54%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.35 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Libral Arts
    36%
  • Sporty
    36%
  • Liberal Arts
    18%
  • Fun
    5%
  • Home away from home
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses
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Morningside has a strong standing in both academics and athletics. In 2018, the Morningside Football Team became NAIA National Champions and were the only undefeated team in the state of Iowa. Morningside also has many opportunities to learn out of the classroom through study abroad and internships. With around 1,300 full-time undergrads, each degree program has a close, family-like atmosphere. The top programs are Nursing, Business, Education, and Bio/Chem. The campus itself is small but beautiful. The city of Sioux City is relatively large, but everything you need is within a 15-minute drive.
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The college visit on their senior day was amazing! My admissions counselor had made my visit made just for me and made sure that I got to do what I wanted to. The class I got to sit in on was eye opening because I got to see college students actually asking questions and one thing that really stood out to me was that the professor went back and went over a section of the lesson that some students were confused on. And that is what I look for in a college, how the professors interact with the students and how the students interact back.
Morningside college is a great private school. The class sizes are small and very teacher to student oriented. The teachers and staff at Morningside College actually care about you and your future. They are willing to do what it takes to get you on the right path; they will work with you! One thing I would like to see change on Morningside's campus is the outside activity in the fall and spring. Morningside has a beautiful campus and there is always students walking around. However, I would love to see more activities outside and involvement. Perhaps this could be done through groups and organizations on campus!